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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Terrific Tuesday


Ah...Believeland!  You never know how the weather will be from day to day.  While I imagined when we booked our session months prior that it would probably be a chilly day so did their mom who got them fashionable & warm outfits with jackets.  Of course it would turn out to be an 80 degree day.  Not complaining.  I would much prefer a hot, sunshine day over cold & gloomy.  We had lots of fun with many great shots.  I so enjoy capturing this family growing.  Thank you so much W Family!  {{Hugs}}

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Friday Fun


So thankful for beautiful hearts we've connected with over the years.  Big congratulations to a friend who is a first time mommy to this beautiful doll!  Miss O is tiny, strong, smart and very chill.  I was completely in awe of her.  I've been doing newborns for about 8 years.  Since my 2nd child. What I feel is more important than the pose is making it a comfortable & easy experience for mom & baby.  I try to make it very calm paced.  There is plenty of time for feeding, changing, changing again, posing, resting, burping, etc...  Being a mom can be so stressful at times.  Besides beautiful portraits I hope I provide mom & baby a great experience.  I was thankful to hear her say in a message later, "Today was fun!"

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Puppy Adoption Birthday Theme


I am always honored to do Miss O's birthday sessions.  She is a beautiful doll who rocks the camera & her mom always comes up with amazing themes for her parties.  This year is Puppy Adoption!  How sweet is that?!  Furry Mr. T was so handsome, but a bit camera shy.  It will also be furry Mr. T's 1st birthday this month ( check out his cute scarf! ) & soon to be Miss O's 5th!  I was excited to meet one of their furry loves & have another fun time with them.  

Monday, April 3, 2017

Special Day


I just took this lil man's baby pictures a couple months ago right?!  There were so so many images I could have used for the blog post, but I went with a classic black & white and the one that highlighted the importance of the special day Mr. J will be celebrating next month.  He's not just a handsome model, but goodness.  He just portrays the youthful sweetness that comes along with making your First Holy Communion.  So proud of you & wishing you many, many blessings!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Fall Fun



Another Sunday fun day this Autumn.  I was crazy excited & honored to do portraits for the "P" Family.  We had spent the 2 days prior at sporting events wearing multiple layers to keep warm & this day was sunshine & nice enough to sport regular fashions.  I chose this capture because they are the very first family to use the fireplace mantel of my outdoor studio.  This "P" family were naturals at posing with genuine smiles & lots of laughing with each other in between.  Seeing them carrying on with each other & doing shots so effortlessly was a fantastic treat.  I imagine anyone seeing this capture and thinking, "Hey, they look like a great family!"  & you know what?  They truly are!!  We are very blessed to know them.  Thank You!!!  {{Hugs}}

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The "S" Family Shines


This was one of the biggest family session I've done in a long time.  Actually, it was a magnificent honor.  The gorgeous matriarch of this family wanted these done & every one of her amazing grandchildren and grandpuppy shined for her.  All 20 people, including 10 children & a dog all posed, & all looked at the camera.  That is typically hard to do.  I know with 3 kids & a dog of my own.  These little ones had to do group shots, immediate family shots, sibling shots and while I looked very much forward to this job I anticipated a lot of pausing for the little ones, but everyone just rocked it.  Including God with the weather.  If pictures could really speak to you this one would absolutely inspire.  Thankfully I am honored to know Mr. & Mrs. S & their most awesome children for many years.  These are the happy faces & beautiful hearts of a family who has worked so so hard, are dedicated & loyal not just to each other, but to their friends.  They exude love & light & I feel blessed to witness that such families exist in today's crazy world.  {{Hugs}}

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Let Your Dreams Blossom


How do I even begin to write such a special blog post?????  When I met this adorable little girl she was my boyfriends niece.  Soon after she was my fiance's niece,  9 months after that she was the Flower Girl in our wedding & she became my niece too.  Oh good grief...here comes the tears!! LOL!  She was a nibblicious girl who I always thought looked like a real live Precious Moments doll with her big eyes & squishy cheeks.  Always the best of manners even when I met her back at the age of 2.  I have no memories of her going thru the terribles or sassies.  Just beautiful, just smiles. A few years after her Uncle Ben & I got married she became my childrens cousin & she has loved them & played with them.  My lovies absolutely adore her & are always excited to see her & be with her.  She's gotten taller over the years.  Of course everyone is taller than me!  But I think I refused to really notice that she wasn't just getting taller.  Miss A was growing up.  I have a plethora of beautiful shots of her from yesterday.  It was a sweltering day & she rocked outfit changes, heels & lots of walking.  I chose this image because this section of photographing was when it really hit me that these are her senior pics & I started to get choked up.  I spent 20 minutes melting up in my barn loft looking for the 1st pic I ever took of her, but couldn't find it.  I think God wanted to pick this one because she was my flower girl & here she is still beautiful inside & out with flowers again.  The only think keeping me from being a hot mess of tears typing this is my excitement for her future because I know it will continue being beautiful & full of love just like her.  Love you Miss A!  xoxoxoxo